Beth S. Wenger

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Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Beth S. Wenger is Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor for the Teaching of Religious Thought. She served as Chair of the History Department at Penn for six years. A scholar of modern and American Jewish history, she is the author of History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage; New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise (which was awarded the Salo Baron Prize in Jewish History); and The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America (a National Jewish Book Award finalist). Wenger has co-edited several anthologies and authored dozens of scholarly articles.